Bundesliga Fantasy: Differential Picks for MD18

Tipster Andres Garcia shares his pick of players with below 15% ownership that could help you gain ranks in Bundesliga Fantasy.

We face another big Bundesliga match week, which means we have to try to approach the top spot in all our leagues. To help you with that, we bring you nine differentials for the week, so that you can differentiate from the rest of your league mates and win your match week.

Remember, a differential is a player who’s owned below 15% of teams.

Bundesliga Fantasy Differential Picks Matchday 18

Saša Kalajdžić vs Darmstadt (A) (FWD / SGE / 11M / 0%)

The forward with the best matchup this week. This may be a bit of a risky pick due to the question marks surrounding his level and a possible injury that may not allow him to start this week. But if he’s fit and starts the game (what is the most probable situation), he can be one of the top scorers of the match week.

Niels Nkounkou vs Darmstadt (A) (DEF / SGE / 9.2M / 1%)

Yes, another Eintracht Frankfurt player. I love the matchup for the team, and if we have in Nkounkou an offensive wingback, who has already made a difference for his team against RB Leipzig, it’s impossible for me to let him out of this list. He averages 8.28 ball recoveries/90min, 7.56 duels won/90min, and 0.36xA/90min. He has an amazing upside.

Josip Juranovič vs Mainz 05 (A) (DEF / FCU / 10.1 / 1%)

One of the few top players who still are in the FCU. The Croatian right wing back averages eight fpts per game since the match week 14 and nine fpts when his team wins. Against Mainz 05, who’s the second-worst attack in the league, this should be a high-upside matchup for Juranovič.

Luca Netz vs FC Augsburg (H) (DEF / BMG / 7.1M / 4%)

He has been a little bit inconsistent throughout this season. But his matchup this week is the best for a wing-back. Augsburg in the last four matches has allowed 15.25 fpts to wing-backs. So we can expect an explosive week from Netz.

Robin Hack vs FC Augsburg (H) (MID / BMG / 7.4M / 0%)

I’m repeating some matchups. But, Borussia Monchengladbach has an incredible matchup against the third-worst team in the last five match weeks. In this case, Hack has established himself as a starter in the last three matches, where he has provided 4G/A. He faces the fifth-worst defense in the last five matches, and his ability to create and score can make him a sleeper option in fantasy.

Phillipp Mwene vs FC Union Berlin (H) (DEF / M05 / 6M / 1%)

Even if he’s in the third-worst team in the league, Mwene has figured out to be a solid option in fantasy, especially in the last match weeks. He has averaged 10 pts in the last five match weeks, the fifth-best defender in that period. He’s still a differential and an unknown gem, so grab him before it is too late.

Niclas Füllkrug vs Köln (H) (FWD / BVB / 15.9M / 7%)

My favorite differential every week. The last season’s top goal scorer is in one of the best attacks in the league, and with the addition of Jadon Sancho, he can explode. This week he faces Köln, who have allowed five goals in the last three matches, where three of those goals came from strikers.

Bonus Differential Picks


Ian Maatsen vs Köln (H) (DEF / BVB / 10M / 0%)

The new signing of Borussia Dortmund had an impressive first match against Darmstadt. He’s a little bit overvalued but if we compare him to other left-backs who had arrived at the BVB with a similar talent, he can be cheap in the long term. In addition to this, Bensebaini is out due to the AFCON cup and Ryerson is injured, so he has a big opportunity to take over that left-back spot.

Kingsley Coman vs SV Werder Bremen (H) (FWD / FCB / 13M SALE / 2%)

I put him in the bonus just because of the question of whether he will be a starter. If he starts at the right wing, he can be a good option for the price that he has. The matchup is good and Coman has the stud potential of breaking out every game.

You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 23/24 season here.

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